| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday chose Kevin McCarthy of California as the chamber's next majority leader, a Republican aide announced.
McCarthy, currently the party's No. 3 leader in the House, defeated Representative Raul...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is likely to run for the third-ranking spot in GOP House leadership, according to Rep. Randy Hultgren, one of his Illinois colleagues.
“He’s letting people know that if there’s an opening for the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Republican lawmakers are scrambling to identify the party's future leaders after the shock primary election defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, by a politcal rookie backed by the Tea Party movement.
It could take...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life.
Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The last remaining major rival to Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the race for House majority leader dropped out of contention late Thursday, clearing the way for the conservative from Bakersfield to assume the House’s second-ranking position....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.
Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
| Jun 14, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler.
There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:29 AM
WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said today it would continue its review of a $25,000-plus trip to Taiwan taken by Rep. Peter Roskam and his wife in 2011.
Roskam, 51, a Wheaton Republican who entered Congress in 2007, ranks No. 4 in his...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Pat Brady’s resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state’s Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage.
But in leaving the post, effective...